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Monday, October 22, 2012


This is a hard one to write.  One week ago today I said good bye to my brother Bob.  Bob had fought Multiple Mylomea for 3 and a half years.  He was very strong and the best brother a girl cold have, I miss him and I loved him more than I could say.

The most important thing to know about my brother was that he was a man of God.  He always put God first, then his wife and kids.  He was a great and faithful man who was loved by everyone who knew him.  He was always willing to help and never said a unkind word about anyone.  He was a great husband, his wife was always there for him as well.  They were most always together and took the best care of each other.  Theirs was a marriage to follow.  He had 3 children and 4 grandchildren, Bob always made time for them no matter what.

As a brother there was none better, even as a kid he was the good one!!!  He always had pockets full of nuts and bolts and screws, because he worked on everything and could fix it.  There was nothing he couldn't fix and believe me he took it apart to make sure.  I had a Volkswagen when I graduated from high school and there was many times he would take the engine out of it tweak it and then put it back in, of course it was always when I wanted to go somewhere!!

When Bob went to be with Jesus on Monday I felt such Peace knowing he was all good.  Even though I will miss him I know that Heaven is a better place now that my brother Bob is there.

I love you Bobby

Quilted Blessings

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Pattern

I have been wanting to do a new pattern with applique but just couldn't find the time, so this week I made the time. 

It's been a while since I had any applique to work on and that is so not like me.  I usually always have hand work sitting around.  I love to just sit of an evening, watch TV and stitch, so this week I did just that.

I hope you like it as much as I do.  The pattern will be available next week, just need to make a few tweeks.

I love all the new orange and grey fabrics out right now.  Primitive Gatherings and Jo Morton are some of my favorites so I used them both in this quilt.  Jo Morton's Leesburg A-5860-B was used as the background fabric and A-5862-B for the border.  Primitive Gatherings Seasonal Little Gatherings 1064-20 as the center squares in the star blocks.  I used my scraps a lot when making quilts so the star points and the appliques are all using scraps.

Talk to you soon

Quilted Blessings